Patrick Remington, professor of population health sciences and associate dean in the School of Medicine and Public Health, participates in a group discussion with students.

Training Opportunities

One of our goals is to expand prevention research training of practitioners, community members, and students from public health, medicine, nursing, and other disciplines. The UWPRC is partnering with key prevention training programs, certificates, and courses to enhance and expand prevention research training. Through training and collaboration across programs to enhance prevention research education, we can grow the capacity for prevention health research.

The UWPRC offers prevention and health equity training opportunities for public health students, medical students, or postdoctoral fellows to establish a pipeline of applied prevention researchers skilled in community engagement. Our center is working to expand training of community and public health practitioners to bring a focus on evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based programs and policies. Like all elements of the UWPRC, trainings and collaborations take a health equity approach and build research and community capacity in translation of policy and system’s prevention strategies.

Training programs

Training programs offered or affiliated with the UWPRC are listed below. The target audience for each program is available following the list.

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Certificate in Implementation Science & Community Health Outcomes (ISCHO)

Available to graduate students and health professionals, the Certificate in Implementation Science & Community Health Outcomes (ISCHO) is designed to encourage innovative approaches to solving community health problems by involving faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and by providing diverse course options.

Visit the ISCHO webpage to learn more.

Dissemination & Implementation (D&I) Short Course

The D&I Short Course is an annual forum for researchers, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, community stakeholders, and others interested in dissemination and implementation to explore the emerging field of D&I with national and local experts.

Visit the D&I Short Course webpage to learn more.

Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS)

The Health Disparities Research Scholars (HDRS) Program is an interdisciplinary post-doctoral training program based in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. This program supports the training of scholars from diverse fields to become interdisciplinary researchers with a focus on health among minority populations, particularly maternal/child, adolescent, and family health.

Visit the HDRS program page to learn more.

Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI)

HELI offers an annual, week-long institute for researchers using an evidence-based curriculum to develop a diverse workforce for health equity research. The HELI program is primarily intended for early-stage research investigators. Applicants must have completed their doctoral program and be engaged in minority health and health disparities research before attending HELI.

Visit the HELI website to learn more.

Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Community Training Efforts

MATCH develops and deploys programs and resources and engages in collaborative partnerships that support strategic community-driven efforts to ensure that all people have a fair chance to be healthy in their homes, schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods. MATCH aims to change practice, focus priorities, and shift power to support shared action on root causes of health and equity. One way MATCH does this is through providing training, coaching and technical assistance that supports community health improvement capacity.

Visit the MATCH website to learn more.

New to Public Health Residency Program

The New to Public Health (N2PH) Residency Program is a 12-month, accredited professional development program designed to support new public health professionals as they transition into a governmental public health agency. The program is based off the Foundational Public Health Services model and includes an online learning course, synchronous discussions, an evidence-based practice or quality improvement project, peer networking, and a mentor.

Prevention Sciences Certificate

This multidisciplinary program addresses contemporary health and social issues facing at-risk and vulnerable groups across the life course. Participating units are Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education; Educational Psychology; Human Development and Family Studies; Nursing; Population Health Sciences; and Social Work. Training leads to a doctoral minor (Option A) or a graduate/professional certificate in prevention and intervention science. Students enrolled in University of Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. or Masters programs can pursue a certificate to train and apply prevention sciences perspective to their graduate education.

Visit the Prevention Sciences Certificate webpage to learn more.

Preventive Medicine Residency Program

The University of Wisconsin Preventive Medicine Residency trains physician leaders who will improve health through the practice of public health and population medicine. Graduates of preventive medicine residency programs are well-prepared for careers in areas such as local, state or federal health agencies, health care systems, and community-based health organizations. Residents complete a two-year residency in applied public health and population medicine through various practicum and clinical rotations, including at state and local public health departments, accountable care organizations, community health clinics, and large hospital systems.

Visit the Preventive Medicine Residency website to learn more.

Training programs offered and target audience

Training program Health Professionals and Researchers  Community Leaders  Students
D&I Short Course X
Evidence-Based Public Health Short Course X
New to Public Health Residency Program X
Prevention Sciences Certificate X
Preventive Medicine Residency Program X


If you are a student who wants to work with us, please send us an email. If you would like to work with a specific faculty member, or if you have a specific project in mind, please include those in your email.